George Washington received an honorary doctor of laws degree from Harvard College.
The first edition of Robert Schumann's magazine, "Neue Zeitshrift fur Musik," was published. Schumann was an influential critic. He helped to launch the careers of Chopin and Brahms, and his attacks on other composers did much to establish their second-rate reputations.
The Pony Express postal service began with riders leaving St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California, at the same time. (It lasted only a year and a-half before giving way to the transcontinental telegraph.)
Union forces occupied the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia.
Outlaw Jesse James was shot to death in St. Joseph, Missouri, by Robert Ford, a member of his own gang.
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco was born in Florence.
Publisher Henry Luce born
Astronaut Virgil "Gus" Grissom born
Country singer Don Gibson born
Actress Miyoshi Umeki born
German Chancellor Helmut Kohl born
Paul Hindemith's "Concert Music for Strings and Brass" was premiered by the Boston Symphony. Some people think this is the finest piece Hindemith ever wrote.
Anthropologist Jane Goodall born
Bruno Hauptmann was electrocuted in Trenton, New Jersey, for the kidnap-murder of the Lindbergh infant.
Jazz musician Jimmy McGriff born
Singer Jan Berry (Jan and Dean) born
Actress Marsha Mason born
Singer Billy Joe Royal born
Lieutenant General Masaharu Homma, the Japanese commander responsible for the Bataan Death March, was executed outside Manila.
President Truman signed the Marshall Plan, which allocated more than $5 billion in aid for 16 European countries.
The former president of Mexico, Carlos Salinas de Gortari born
Singer Richard Thompson born
Country musician Curtis Stone (Highway 101) born
Rock musician Mel Schacher (Grand Funk Railroad) born
Rock musician Mick Mars (Motley Crue) born
Actor David Hyde Pierce born
Comedian-actor Eddie Murphy born
The federal government ordered New Orleans to integrate the first six grades of its public schools.
Rock singer Sebastian Bach (Skid Row) born
North Vietnam agreed to meet with US representatives to set up preliminary peace talks.
Rock musician Wes Berggren (Tripping Daisy) born
Actress Jennie Garth born
President Ford said the rest of the world should not regard losses in South Vietnam as a sign that American commitments would not be fulfilled elsewhere.
Jane M. Byrne was elected mayor of Chicago, defeating Republican Wallace D. Johnson.
The landmark Brown Derby restaurant in Hollywood closed after 56 years in business.
Stock prices rocketed on Wall Street as the Dow Jones industrial average soared 69.89 points, ending the day at a record 2390.34.
The University of Michigan Wolverines won the NCAA championship by defeating Seton Hall in overtime, 80-to-79.
A delegation from the rebellious republic of Lithuania met with an adviser to Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.
Jazz singer Sarah Vaughan died in suburban Los Angeles at age 66.
English novelist Graham Greene died at age 86.
The UN Security Council adopted a Gulf War truce resolution demanding that Iraq abolish weapons of mass destruction, renounce terrorism and pay reparations.
President Bush, speaking in Philadelphia, said members of Congress should shorten their annual sessions and retire after 12 years, calling for changes in "a failed status quo" -- Democratic leaders accused Bush of "scapegoating."
In his Easter Sunday address, Pope John Paul the Second expressed hope that the joy of Christianity would overwhelm the din of violence and hate.
UCLA defeated Arkansas, 89-to-78, to win the NCAA basketball championship.
Former United Way of America President William Aramony was convicted in Alexandria, Virginia, of 25 counts of fraud for stealing nearly $600,000 from the nation's biggest charity.
Suspected Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski was arrested.
Former Cleveland Mayor Carl Stokes, the first black elected mayor of a major US city, died at age 68.
An Air Force jetliner carrying Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and American business executives crashed in Croatia, killing all 35 people aboard.
The Dow Jones industrial average climbed above 9000 for the first time, but finished with a 3.23-point drop at 8983.41.
NATO missiles struck downtown Belgrade for the first time, destroying the headquarters of security forces accused of waging a campaign against Kosovo Albanians.
A federal judge in Washington ruled that Microsoft Corporation had violated US antitrust laws by keeping "an oppressive thumb" on competitors during the race to link Americans to the Internet.
Michigan State won its second NCAA championship, defeating Florida, 89-to-76.
The death toll in a meningitis outbreak in Burkina Faso tops 1,000. The government and the World Health Organization scramble to secure millions of vaccine doses to control the epidemic which is spreading to neighboring countries _________________________________________________________________
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